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Eat and Drink
March 2020
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Enjoy pints with your pooch

Are you worried about your canine comrade being left alone while you’re out enjoying a tipple? Take them with you! We’ve rounded up some of the best dog-friendly pubs in the North East.

The Curfew

The most northerly micropub in England, The Curfew offers a wide selection of cask and craft beers, alongside tasty bar snacks and a cosy atmosphere. Unlike most micropubs, The Curfew has a great little beer garden, perfect for enjoying a pint in the fresh air with your pup.

Bridge Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1AQ
07842 912268

The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn is an intimate space serving a variety of lagers, stouts, beers and local guest ales. Their accommodating staff will make your dog feel right at home in front of the roaring fire (and they can stay overnight too). Ideally situated between the Northumberland countryside and the seaside, there are plenty of options for a brisk afternoon walk.

Northumberland Street, Alnmouth NE66 2RA
01665 830983

The Priory

The Priory is a lively and welcoming pub, and is the home of brilliant, local talent at their acoustic nights every weekend. They serve up excellent pub grub, and they’re famous for their delicious snacks to keep your beer company. Nestled between the beautiful ruins of Tynemouth Priory and the tranquil beaches, you can walk your dog along the pier towards the lighthouse for some spectacular views.

Front Street, Tynemouth NE30 4DX
0191 257 8302

The Promenade

At The Promenade, you actually can enjoy a pint with your pup – The Promenade serves Woof Dog Beer, a malt drink made from beef stock. Pooch owners can dine in the cosy snug, while your furry friend can dine on Frozzy’s Doggie ice cream, a lactose-free frozen yoghurt. The Promenade’s wood burning stove makes the pub an excellent refuge from the beautiful (and windy) Whitburn Bay.

Queen’s Avenue, Sunderland SR6 8DA
0191 529 2226

The Tyne Bar

One of the most popular bars in the bustling Ouseburn Valley, The Tyne Bar boasts stunning views across the River Tyne and is the perfect place to stop for a pint with your pooch as you stroll along the Quayside. Dogs are welcome inside the cosy pub, where you can enjoy a range of locally-brewed ales from Timothy Taylor and Wylam Brewery, and your dog can take advantage of the complimentary water and plenty of attention from the locals. 

Maling Street, Ouseburn NE6 1LP
0191 265 2550

The Boatyard

The Boatyard Kitchen & Bar serves up organic, locally-sourced food – their spectacular burgers are made with a blend of local butcher Nicholson’s beef, and a healthy splash of Cullercoats Brewery ale, served in toasted Geordie Bakers’ buns, just a short walk from the stunning Cullercoats Bay. It has heaps of local brews, including a delightful English bitter direct from the local Cullercoats Brewery, and is perfect for you and your four-legged friend.
John Street, Cullercoats NE30 4PL
0191 280 1077

The Northumberland Hussar

The Northumberland Hussar, just off the bustling Chillingham Road, offers craft beers, gins and whiskies from across the world, alongside their menu of freshly-made dishes, including handmade pizzas and burgers. Four-legged friends are welcome in the cosy bar area, and there’s a sizable beer garden that you and your pup can relax in when the sun comes out.
Sackville Road, Heaton NE6 5SY
0191 224 1143

The Tannery

The Tannery is a great gastropub in Hexham, offering a range of locally-brewed ales (best enjoyed with one of the dishes from their regularly-changing specials board). Pop in with your pooch to watch some live music or get involved with their weekly pub quiz, and, if your dog is struggling to think of a good team name, the Abbey Grounds and Sele Park are only a tennis ball’s throw away.
Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3QD
01434 605537

Barca Art Bar

From Sunday roasts to tapas and two-for-one cocktails, Barca certainly ticks all of the boxes when it comes to truly authentic independent bars. Wonderful local art, all of which is for sale, is sprinkled across the walls of this inviting venue, and resident pooch Bruce will be sure to welcome your dog into Barca with open paws.
High Street, Gosforth NE3 1HD
0191 447 9945

The Court Inn

The Court Inn is a family-run, award-winning establishment in the City of Durham, boasting a menu of freshly-prepared dishes, from traditional pub grub to the finest locally-sourced fish, and a fine selection of ales, wines and spirits. With plenty of dog-walking spots right on The Court Inn’s doorstep, it makes a great place for a pit stop with your pooch before exploring what else Durham has to offer.
Court Lane, Durham DH1 3AW
0191 384 7350

The Teal Arms

Everybody is welcome at The Teal Arms in Ingleby Barwick, including the dog. Offering everything that a quality family pub should; there’s live music and pub quizzes in the evenings, tasty lunches throughout the day – including their generous Sunday roast, and a respectable beer garden for drinks outside in the warmer weather. This snug pub is perfect any time of day.
Lowfields Avenue, Ingleby Barwick TS17 0RJ
01642 763820

The Bamburgh Castle Inn

Overlooking Seahouses’ harbour with views across to the Farne Islands and Bamburgh Castle further afield from their generously-sized beer garden, the award-winning Bamburgh Castle Inn is the perfect location if you’re after a drink with a view. Inside, they’re happy to host your dog in the pet-friendly areas of their pub. They’re also welcome to stay the night in one of Bamburgh Castle Inn’s cosy and comfortable rooms.
Seahouses NE68 7SQ
01665 720283

The Pickled Parson of Sedgefield

Appealing dishes, a wide range of drinks and a warm welcome – what more could you ask for from the award-winning Pickled Parson of Sedgefield? Their assortment of drinks range from craft ales and an extensive gin selection for humans, to tasty dog beer for pooches. You can even enjoy some food in the bar (like the delicious twice-baked souffle), while your four-legged friend dines on some dog biscuits – but only if they’re well behaved!
The Square, Sedgefield TS21 2AB
01740 213131

The Office

Crowned CAMRA’s Northumberland Pub of the Year 2019, The Office is Morpeth’s first micropub, serving up locally-brewed ales and award-winning ciders in the friendly-atmosphere of their quaint ale and cider house. Dogs are more than welcome here – in fact most of the dogs you’ll encounter are certified regulars.
Castle Square, Morpeth NE61 1AA
07957 721066

The Keel Row

You won’t find a pub much more accommodating for your dog than The Keel Row – it’s been voted the most dog-friendly pub in the North East by the Rover Dog Friendly Pub Awards for three years running. Expect a warm welcome from the staff who go above and beyond for your and your furry friend, offering treats at the bar or a quiet space away from the hustle and bustle of the main pub. There’s a wide choice of beer, wines, spirits here, plus a full a la carté menu featuring dishes from around the world.
Foremans Row, Seaton Delaval NE25 0QG
0191 237 0060

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